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So... I've been working on a concept for a story regarding Dinosaurs and I've had to think through a few things. My MAIN concern being how can I have a bunch of different species from different prehistoric periods all in the same environment without making it too much like Jurassic Park or completely ignoring prehistory. I wanted to be able to have dinosaurs from the Cretaceous or Jurassic or whatever be in the same environment at the same time. So… I've come up with this short prequel that will allow me to explain why some of my characters are around each other despite potentially not being alive at the same time prehistorically. And this is what I've come up with. It caters to my love of Dinosaurs, and my love of post apocalyptic stories. So yay! This will be a Dinosaur story. There will be no humans. There might be surviving critters from the human era, but no humans in this comic; I just wanted to give a description of the fictional universe this is going to take place in. So, let me know what you think! 


I wrote this prequel up pretty quickly, so it probably needs some editing. I'll probably make this into a paraphrased prequel comic and I'll edit it then. :)


     This story begins, not in the prehistoric past like the nature of this story would lead you to believe, but in the distant future. A future where, due to their own hubris, humans are believed to be all but extinct. A future where a different, but not new class of animal rule the world. For these animals ruled the world once before man kind was even dreamt about, until a mass extinction 65 million years ago removed them from planet earth and paved the way for the eventual evolution of man kind. These long lost rulers of the prehistoric world were the Dinosaurs.

     During the time of humans, as time progressed and pressure was placed upon the worlds leading scientists to discover or create the next big scientific breakthrough, man kind truly believed themselves master of God when they were finally able to clone their first Dinosaur. Unlike famed movies where genetically created Dinosaurs were confined to an Island, meant to be some tourist attraction, Dinosaurs were cloned on the mainland, in secret for many years after their first success. As more and more scientists pushed boundaries creating more and more different species from all periods of prehistoric time, they knew it was only a matter of time before these creatures could be revealed to the public.

     With the presentation of the first dinosaurs, filmed by well guarded news crews with the dinosaurs confined to secure, underground facilities, the human race cheered. Of course, there would always be those nay sayers, those who threatened retribution from God in the face of arrogant, scientific creationism, but no one took those 'religious fanatics' seriously. Maybe they should have, for as more demand came from the public to show off their wonderful advancements in science, the scientists and independent funders of the project became careless."

     With a increase of fame and stardom, and with that a decrease in over all common sense, it wouldn't be long before something disastrous happened. With the increased publicity, a new crowd of human extremists emerged into the fold; a new group of animal activists with a focus on the captive, cloned Dinosaurs. No one took them very seriously, obviously the notion of setting Dinosaurs free was ridiculous, but as the extremist group grew more and more righteously frustrated the danger level rose. Then, one night, after months of planning, the Dinosaur activists stage a large, world wide invasion of the underground facilities that house the dinosaurs with the soul purpose of releasing the dinosaurs from their prison. It would be this well meant, but devastating mistake that would change the course of human history.

     Dinosaurs were released from their containers and chaos rained. Scientists were trampled and attacked, and too the horror of the activists the animals turned on them too in their fear and rage. Unsuspecting guards were knocked aside as dinosaurs tour from the facilities, up to the world their prehistoric ancestors once knew, but that they had never known. It didn't take long for the worlds government to discover that the creatures were free to escape into the wild of the world, and measures went underway to put a halt to the situation… But it would all be in vein.

     Those dinosaurs that escaped into the wild adapted quickly and started to breed and hunt the natural wildlife; and in bad cases the human inhabitants fell prey. Armies were dispatched, but it was like trying to find needles in a hay stack; except the needles are deadly and hunting you too. Panic set in; without-rule-of-law-situations flooded cities and towns. But things didn't get really bad until the various governments started bombing towns infested with dangerous dinosaurs. Then civilians, angry at being bombed by their own government, rose up against them. And soon it was Dinosaur against Man against Man. Man was outnumbered by the beasts, and by their own waring nations. And with that, their numbers dropped, and the Dinosaurs numbers rose.

     Freed from the scientific facilities that were their birth place, with ample amount of food, and the convenience that the humans were killing more of each other off than Dinosaur kind, the dinosaurs flourished. It took many years, but eventually all that could be made out of the previous human civilizations were ruin, and scattered groups of rogue human groups gripping to survival. Poorer countries that did not invest in the creations of Dinosaurs lasted longer, but it wouldn't be long after that humans were all but considered extinct and a new world order set in.

     The dinosaurs, like ecosystems before them, eventually balanced out. With humans gone, and most of the original native wild life hunted by the dinosaurs into extinction, the Dinosaurs fell into a sense of balance. Great roaming parries, savannas, and plains became home to massive herds of herbivores, with carnivores sticking in smaller groups or alone close by. Cities and towns were left to crumble, with only the swift, smaller, agile dinosaurs scavenging their ruins. Aquatic dinosaurs that had been trapped in facilities based in ocean coves dominated the oceans and great, otherworldly giants flew the skies. The age of man was gone. And the way of the Dinosaur was resurrected.

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DoodleDayDream Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this sounds amazing! You're a fantastic storyteller, I'm intrigued and looking forward to more :D
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AsheSkyler Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I was thinking "Dinosaur Train" when you first suggested freely mixing and matching eras. I'm curious to see what mammals you will keep. One of the many, many theories is that there were tons of small mammals like the ancestors of rodents, marsupials, and carnivores like raccoons scurrying around between dinosaur feet.
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RevontulerChrysocion Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wooowww!! this is going to be good!! I am a dummy! 
I'm wondering how would be the poster and tittle: "The Extincts Reborn" or "The Rise of Extintion" hehe just an idea.
Good luck with your project. 
  
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Glueckskatze Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist
Wow, sounds amazing! But i really hope you finish you tlk comic. I love it so much. I so have an idea for this endtime scenario now that ive read you prequel. About a small group of pepple trying to suviver among the dinosaurs. But i wont steal your idea. Would you be ok with me writing about this scenario and posting it on the german fanfiction site? I of course would credit you for thr original idea!
Well cant wait to see you new comic. Even if im not thaaat into the hole dino thing.
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albinoraven666fanart Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, I suppose I would be down with that considering I'm not taking the human rout at first. Just make sure you credit me, and link it to me when you post :) I might read it
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Glueckskatze Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist
Oh thank you so much!!! *happy as hell* of course ill credit you. Well i may send ya a link but its gonna be in german. So ;) dont knoe if youll unterstand it... and thanks again!!
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albinoraven666fanart Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yeah. German XD. Probably wouldn't understand most of it.
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Glueckskatze Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist
Hehe, yeah maybe ill translate it... (ma english sucks sometimes)
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albinoraven666fanart Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Your english seems pretty good to me. :) 
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Glueckskatze Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist
Oh thank you! ^^ Well Ill give ma best to translate ;) But for now, I'm inventing characters. (love it!)
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albinoraven666fanart Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I always imagined if humans managed to survive the event it would be on some island. Like Madagascar. Where the refugees of the human race hide out. Squee!  
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LauraWolfLord Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
I do hope you finish the Lion King one in the future, so many people bail out on good comics, and yours was just getting to the real juicy stuff. But dinosaurs rock! I just hope you don't over stress yourself trying to manage to keep up on 2 comics. Goodluck though! It's wonderful seeing you improve so much with art!
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oceanoffire17 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Can't wait for this! Love the prequel. (:
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Shippuden23 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
That sounds awesome.
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Ryssa-Aquicoine Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Holy shit! That's awesome! I'd give anything to read about something that cool! Heck, even a comic would be wonderful. You've got my full on attention, mate. I give you two thumbs up for creativity. :D
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WooflesArt Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds like a really cool and intriguing story!  I love post-apocolyptic stories, and I love dinosaurs.  Put them together....perfect!
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BreadKittyIsTheOne27 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
i like it Oh My Gawd 
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BeespokeBagsandMore Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a dinosaur comic in progress (on paper) for about three months which I am about to upload in digital form, would be be suspicious I was stealing your idea to do a dinosaur comic or trying to copy? Just want to avoid any negativity as I am not a well know artist but you are so could be viewed on that I am taking your comic

my comic involves a world where herbivores rule over carnivores and the dinosaurs have human emotions and expressions ect (so cartoon dinosaurs)
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albinoraven666fanart Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well, considering my ideas, with the exception of this brief prequel, haven't been uploaded it would be impossible for you to know what my story is about therefore you couldn't have stolen it. So feel free, go ahead. Any similarities would just be coincidence :)
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BeespokeBagsandMore Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :) Just wanted to double check ect before uploading mine. Will be interesting to see how yours develops too.
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corruptangel315 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Though I'll miss your TLK comic, this story sounds awesome! I'm looking forward to it. :)
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ManyRegretsz Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Considering this is supposed to be a post-apocalyptic story I can't help but imagine dinosaurs wielding laser guns and wearing biker gear. Although that would be ridiculous, yet simultaneously awesome (Mad Rex: Beyond Thunderdome ).
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CougarHearted Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
This sounds INCREDIBLE!!!!!! 8D This is certainly a new twist on a post-apocalyptic story, that's for sure! =D
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WolfAP Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
This is amazing and I look forward to seeing how far you take this! :wow: :clap:
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Igneous-Dragon Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
oh and, I'm also really excited for this, it looks like it will be lots of fun :3
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Igneous-Dragon Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm excited I have always loved dinosaurs xD
I have several offsite dinosaur characters that I designed a long time ago haha!
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VixVaporRub Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Sounds really cool!

There's even room for some cyclical timeline theories, and a planet wide sense of being doomed to repeat our past.  I think, if you're going this route, that you shouldn't mention this part of the prequel at all.  You should just jump into the dinosaur story right away and maybe pepper the background with some familiar looking remains for a while.

If the dinosaurs are going to be intelligent then this could turn into a major plot point where they uncover the truth about their origins or something.  I'm sure you've got the story planned out pretty well by now, but I really think that instead of making this a prequel you should save it for a later point in the plot.  It would shock a lot of people to find out that this is set in the future instead of the past and it would shut up the people who would point out the timeline issues with some of the species.  Plus, if you're leaving clues in the ruins all ready, the people who catch on to that will have a huge sense of "I FREAKING KNEW IT!!!" when this is revealed, making them feel smart and making them love the series even more XD
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Irish-John Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Hollywood, fund it now!
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XhetsX Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Very good!! :D
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meowxo-spirit-wolf Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Very interesting.. :) (Smile) 
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Sky-Lily Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this quite a bit :la:
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freetobe Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Awsome, and a perfect fit too... This helps also on the designing of the dinos, if they aren't exactly as we have them on the record at the time it can just be a new species discovered in the future, accidental mismatch of skeletons (as we already know has happened), or the scientists got fancy and maybe mutated a few to see how they would react.
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gage111 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
will you still be doing uru's reign?
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albinoraven666fanart Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
If I do it'll be here or there. I'm not really into tlk right now.
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WolfShamen Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist
 Yes, she is. Raven has posted in one of her entry's that she is taking a break from TLK and working on some other things, such as dinosaurs :D. But to answer your question, she will continue to make her TLK comic, but not anytime soon :3
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echosdusk Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Sounds intriguing! 
Any story you create will capture our hearts anyway - you've an amazing talent!
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twoworldsonekingdom Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
WOW!
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ts-animalgirl Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student General Artist
It sounds awesome! I can't wait for more!
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Tenshineko01 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is going to be awesome!
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angelicroses37 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This sounds cool! But those dinosaur extremists were IDIOTS!!! Why on God's green earth would you set free a bunch of huge and carnivorous reptiles?!
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albinoraven666fanart Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Because PETA be crazy!
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angelicroses37 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:XD:
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MasakiMikami Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome :D
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albinoraven666fanart Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:D Thanks
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TC-96 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome :D I'm looking forward to it
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albinoraven666fanart Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:3 Thank you
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TC-96 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
anytime ^^
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TICI9090 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!  This is truly awesome and cool at the same time, i adore dinosaurs and i assume you like the T-rex like me :D
-ps- first comment-
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albinoraven666fanart Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I do like the T-rex, but I prefer raptors 
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TICI9090 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i also like raptors, such as the microraptor, velociraptor but my fave is microraptor :D
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